Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Senior Director, Procurement Engineering


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Senior Director, Procurement Engineering

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to

As Procurement Engineering Business Partner will lead and manage all procurement engineering activities for the global business group. This business partner understands the product context End to End and delivers business strategies including the strategic cost management vision to the commodities. This business partner owns the DfX concept and competence and ensures alignment with all other functional disciplines, market stakeholders and relevant other business entities to make this happen.

You are responsible for

  • Participate on the Business MT and drive Procurement strategies that meet the business and product portfolio needs
  • Responsible for managing the product context within procurement via DfX concept, interfacing with all other functional disciplines.
  • Global or regional scope Influencing > 300 million spend and related risk for assigned product portfolio.
  • Establishes medium term (3-5 year) procurement strategy for assigned business;
  • Coordinates all relevant X-functional stakeholders around assigned product portfolio; 
  • Leads all Procurement Engineering activity
  • Meets all BIU related Procurement Objectives/KPI’s
  • Achieves product cost reduction through value engineering/DfX and supply chain optimization in the BIU
  • Acts as interface to the Commodity Cluster Leaders
  • Ensures BG relevant spend volume will be managed through the DfX concept
  • Responsible for talent management of the procurement Engineering function across the Business Group
  • Demonstrate leadership and vision to support the organizational BIU objectives
  • Ensures that BIU Procurement Engineering related risks are controlled and mitigated;
  • Builds and secures manufacturing capabilities and capacity at 3rd party
  • Defines procurement requirements and business drivers for supply strategy for in/outsourcing and components in x-fctl collaboration;
  • Consolidates and defines BG requirements for procurement strategy
  • Aligns Product & Technology Roadmaps with suppliers
  • Ensures early supplier involvement in Product Design Process
  • Manages the link between the new product introduction process with supplier selection
  • Secures S&OP linkage to component availability
  • Ensures development of cost & quality roadmaps & linkage to margin management
  • Manages development of Target Cost model of products
  • Manages standardization & complexity reduction (concept improvement

You are a part of

The Procurement Engineering Business Partner is member of the business management team and ensures that all the business leaders can access all Procurement activities, including Commodity Management teams. The Procurement Engineering Business Partner ensures early involvement in the NPI process to drive cost, quality and functionality improvement.  This team also insures the involvement of all relevant Commodity Management teams in I2M process.  In addition, this position is responsible and accountable for the quality and business compliance of procurement processes and activities within the Sleep & Respiratory Care (SRC) Business Group.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Bachelor's degree; relevant technical discipline (e.g. Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent) preferred; Master's desired
  • Professional with at least 8 +  years proven track record in aligned discipline
  • Previous experience in R&D, product development and/or operations
  • Previous experience in supplier management and/or development
  • Understanding of suppliers, business models, key drivers, measures and priorities
  • Expert in the DfX, DFSS, DMAIC, Six Sigma, and/or Lean methodology
  • Expert in applying cost models
  • Expert in applying Value Engineering processes

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Life at Philips is an opportunity for personal and professional growth. And a journey into the unexpected; our people often experience moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

In addition to being purpose-driven, we deeply believe in equality and that our people should be a reflection of the society and countries in which we operate. So we value our people in all aspects of diversity, whether generational, gender, experience, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, ability, nationality, or other aspects. We believe that a flexible and inclusive culture invites a full spectrum of ideas, opinions, and experiences, and strive to create it wherever possible.

To find out more about what it is like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.


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Over 125 years ago, Frederik and Gerard Philips started a small light bulb company in Eindhoven. Little did they realize that it would become a global force of innovation, committed to improving billions of lives worldwide. But it did. Today, Philips is a world leading health technology company with a vision to make life better for people worldwide through meaningful innovation. Making good on this promise depends on our passionate, inspirational, collaborative and diverse team. We have over 80,000+ brilliant people around the world but are always looking for more. Like-minded, motivated, focused minds to join us in creating a healthier, more connected society while tranforming themselves personally and professionally. Working at Philips is more than a job. It's an experience filled with unexcepted moments that will transform you in lasting and positive ways. Help us improve the world for the better while building a career that no one could have planned for. Even you.




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